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edX: Health and Society

 with  Ichiro Kawachi and Monica Wang

The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the major social variables—social class, race, gender, poverty, income distribution, social networks/support, community cohesion, the work and neighborhood environment—that affect population health.

The course covers the theoretical underpinnings of each construct (e.g. "race" as a social category), and surveys the empirical research linking each to population health status. Methods are introduced to operationalize each construct for the purposes of empirical application in epidemiologic research.

Before your course starts, try the new edX Demo where you can explore the fun, interactive learning environment and virtual labs. Learn more.

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Cost Free Online Course
Pace Self Paced
Subject Public Health
Institution Harvard University
Provider edX
Language English
Calendar 12 weeks long

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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful
4 years ago
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Fernando Perez completed this course.
I thought that the class was informative and was a good introduction in the field epidemiology.

The professor used various case-studies to make the material comprehensible and relatable to experiences that the students might see in everyday life.
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